Doosan launches semi-autonomous kit for crawler excavator

Doosan has launched a new optional ready kit for the 2D/3D semi-automation system from Leica Geosystems for the company’s popular DX255LC-5 25.5 tonne crawler excavator. Continue reading “Doosan launches semi-autonomous kit for crawler excavator”

JCB unveils raft of new electric products

JCB has launched a collection of new electric products and machines on day the UK government outlined its 10 point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. All products tie in with JCB’s plan to achieve zero emissions as part of its Road to Zero programme.

The new electric machines unveiled for the first time are an electric version Continue reading “JCB unveils raft of new electric products”

Volvo CE offers new F generation ECR50 compact excavator

Volvo Construction Equipment has released its five tonne F generation Volvo ECR50 compact excavator, with the rental equipment market in mind.

Rental company owners need a machine that will perform for their customers like new month after month. The new F generation Volvo ECR50 is built with this in mind. Its zero-tail swing radius allows access and work Continue reading “Volvo CE offers new F generation ECR50 compact excavator”

Excavators: A closer look at bigger diggers

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Cat says its new 336 excavator has the industry’s leading level of factory-fitted technology

Machines built to move large amounts of heavy materials can still be both refined and intelligent…

It’s fair to say that compact excavators have received the lion’s share of press attention in recent years – largely due to the sudden proliferation of zero- Continue reading “Excavators: A closer look at bigger diggers”

Liebherr updates demolition range with R 940 excavator

The Liebherr-France SAS development and production site has launched a new demolition crawler excavator for the global market.

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The Leibherr R 940 Demolition crawler replaces the R 944 C and joins the R 950 and R 960

The Liebherr R 940 Demolition crawler replaces the R 944 C and joins the R 950 and R 960

The R 940 Demolition is the successor to the R 944 C and joins a product range that already includes the R 950 Demolition and the R 960 Demolition.

Liebherr, whose French operation is based in Colmar in the east of the country, has more than 50 years experience developing and producing demolition excavators.

Like other products in the range, the R 940 Demolition features Continue reading “Liebherr updates demolition range with R 940 excavator”

Hitachi presents new generation of large excavators

Wacker Neuson unveils new mini-excavators

Wacker Neuson has released two new tracked excavators in the 4- or 5-metric ton class. With the ET42 and EZ50 – the Z stands for zero tail, with no rear overhang – the company expands its portfolio, which ranges from 800-kilogram to 15- Continue reading “Wacker Neuson unveils new mini-excavators”

Volvo unveils ‘best-in-class’ compact excavator

Volvo CE has unveiled its F generation ECR58 – and is billing it as the industry’s most comfortable, most optimised compact excavator yet.

In devising the ECR58, the aim was to combine all of the industry’s best practices into a single product. The six-tonne ECR58 compact excavator can unlock the full potential of its Continue reading “Volvo unveils ‘best-in-class’ compact excavator”

Ultra-efficient Stage V excavator launched by Doosan

Providing best-in-class fuel efficiency and productivity, the new DX420LC-7 Stage V 43 tonne crawler excavator has been launched by Doosan Infracore Europe.

To meet Stage V engine emission regulations, the DX420LC-7 excavator is powered by the new Scania DC13 Stage V compliant Continue reading “Ultra-efficient Stage V excavator launched by Doosan”

Doosan adds 23 tonne model to material handler range

Doosan has expanded the company’s material handler range with the launch of the new 23 tonne DX230WMH-5 model, which joins the recently introduced DX250WMH-5 25 tonne machine. Both models are aimed at material handling duties in the solid waste, Continue reading “Doosan adds 23 tonne model to material handler range”

Wacker Neuson launches new electric mini-excavator EZ17e

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Wacker Neuson is expanding its zero emission range to include the electric mini-excavator EZ17e. The new vehicle means that an entire inner-city construction site can be operated fully emission-free and almost free of noise, with solutions by Wacker Neuson.

Due to its specially developed battery technology, flexible charge Continue reading “Wacker Neuson launches new electric mini-excavator EZ17e”

Medium and large excavators: efficiency is everything

Excavators remain the number one piece of construction machinery sold around the world. In 2018, more than 450,000 units were sold globally – with this year expected to break a total sales figure of over 400,000 units – according to figures by specialist research company, Off-Highway Research.

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The next generation: the new JCB 150X sizes up against sister model, the 220X

The machine quite literally shapes the landscape on which the construction industry builds, and although excavators come in many different sizes, this article will focus on the medium to larger sized excavator segment. Continue reading “Medium and large excavators: efficiency is everything”

Doosan wins LCO Award – again

Doosan’s 30 tonne DX300LC-5 crawler excavator has won the EquipmentWatch Lowest Cost of Ownership (LCO) Award in the medium crawler excavators category for the second year running.

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Doosan’s DX300LC-5 in action

Organised by US specialist data firm EquipmentWatch, the awards consist of 15 different categories of machine and winners chosen according to lowest cost of ownership over a five-year span. The LCO Awards Continue reading “Doosan wins LCO Award – again”

Hitachi CM Europe and ABAX connect mini excavators to HCM Global e-Service

The latest Zaxis-6 range of Hitachi mini excavators can now be connected to Hitachi Construction Machinery’s remote monitoring system, Global e-Service. This allows owners access to operational data on their machines, which in turn helps to increase productivity, enhance efficiency, maximize availability and reduce running costs.

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Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME ) has teamed up with European telematics company ABAX for this new development.

Continue reading “Hitachi CM Europe and ABAX connect mini excavators to HCM Global e-Service”

Caterpillar unveils an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack

Caterpillar, along with Pon Equipment, has unveiled an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack in an effort to electrify construction equipment.

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They built a prototype in Gjelleråsen, Norway for construction company Veidekke who plan to use 8 of them.

The company expects Continue reading “Caterpillar unveils an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack”

Hitachi accelerates rental programme

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV is to accelerate the growth of its dealer rental initiative in Europe after a successful first year in which 375 machines have entered dealer fleets.

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A Hitachi ZW180-6 wheeled loader in the Premium Rental fleet.

Under its ‘Premium Rental’ programme, Hitachi is buying machines and providing them to dealers to offer for medium and long term rentals. The programme was started in Spring last year. Continue reading “Hitachi accelerates rental programme”

Volvo CE to go electric on smaller machines

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has revealed that, by mid-2020, it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheeled loaders (L20 to L28) and stop new diesel engine-based development of these models.

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Volvo’s electric site project involves eight HX2 autonomous, battery-electric load carriers

The company said that the move was being made following a positive reaction from the market after the successful unveiling of a number of concept machines in recent years, and by working closely with customers.

The first machines will be unveiled at the Continue reading “Volvo CE to go electric on smaller machines”

Mecalac 11MRW excavator put to the test

Customers try out new compact wheeled excavator at Warwickshire demonstration day

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Mecalac 11MRW excavator

EARLIER this month, construction professionals from across the UK visited Adventure Sports in Warwickshire to try out the Mecalac 11MWR wheeled excavator. As well as putting the machine through its Continue reading “Mecalac 11MRW excavator put to the test”